Jaedyn Smith

2021 Weston Family Awards in Northern Research recipient

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Master’s student
University of Alberta

Originally from Whitehorse, Yukon, Jaedyn has always been connected to the North and fascinated by the resilience of both the people and the land in northern areas. The master’s student from the University of Alberta is currently focused on assessing how changes in climate are impacting permafrost thaw in the Peel Plateau, Northwest Territories. Specifically, she is working on the Willow River to understand how thaw slumping activity within the catchment over the past 15 years has impacted downstream carbon cycling and sediment deposition within fluvial and lacustrine environments. She hopes to work with local land users to assess the local and global impacts of permafrost and landscape collapse features in the Canadian North.

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